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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
South Florida - St. Petersburg is an above-average public university located in St. Petersburg, Florida in the Tampa Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,789 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the South Florida - St. Petersburg acceptance rate is 39%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 34% of students, South Florida - St. Petersburg alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.
140 Seventh Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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University of South Florida - St. Petersburg Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
39%
Application Deadline
March 15
SAT Range
1100-1250
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,924/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,662/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    48%
  • On Campus
    41%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,789Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,364
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Driven
    25%
  • Hipster
    18%
  • Studious
    18%
  • Druggie
    14%
  • Unique
    7%
  • Artsy
    4%
  • Chill
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say they don't have Greek life.45 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    42%
  • Community
    35%
  • Commuter
    13%
  • This is a money hungry school.
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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Not a fan. The showers in the dorms take forever for the water to heat up. Also, the shower was leaking all over the floor at one point, and water was coming through the wall into the bedroom. Maintenance said we just needed a longer shower curtain. My roommate’s dad had to fix it for us! Also, ants and lizards hang out in the stair cases.
As for the parking garage, they love to hand out tickets! Park slightly on the line and you’re screwed. Don’t even bother trying to fight parking tickets. They don’t care; they just want your money.
The meal plan people also want to take all of your money for the crappiest food. No variety whatsoever. Food is bland. “Fresh” fruit is mushy and anything but fresh. Plus, the cheapest meal plan is over $1200 per semester. Don’t expect a refund if you don’t use it all. It was impossible for me to use it all because I am small and don’t eat much. The Coral Cafe also has some of the rudest cashiers I’ve ever met.
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Absolutely phenomenal! I love everything about USF ST. Petersburg. It has everything a student could ask for, waterfront, great professors, and much diversity. I really enjoy all of my classes and professors, they treat the students very well and are highly knowledgable and passionate about their individual subjects. I am thankful I get to be apart of such an incredible school.
I love USFSP! The campus is beautiful, and the waterfront has many activities to keep students busy . There is always something to do, and the community aspect of the school is amazing! Making friends has not been difficult because the activities foster a friendly environment. I have loved all of my professors as well. They are extremely knowledgeable in what they teach, and they make learning engaging and interesting. The smaller size of the school supports building relationships with professors, and the school leadership knows many students by name.